Job Type Full-time
Experience 7 Years
Industry Life Science
Sirnaomics, Inc. is a leading clinical stage biopharmaceutical company in the discovery and development of RNAi therapeutics for treatment of cancer and fibrotic diseases. We are seeking candidates to fill the newly created position of Director/Sr Director, Technology Innovation in our headquarters in Gaithersburg, MD.
The successful candidate will build and supervise Technology Innovation Team, which will lead the effort to optimize, improve and innovate Sirnaomics’ therapeutic oligonucleotide technologies. Specifically, this person will lead strong effort to develop new delivery approaches to target oligonucleotide drugs to diverse organs and tissues (beyond the liver hepatocytes, which are currently targeted, by the GalNAc-conjugated drugs); develop, coordinate, and execute research efforts on various delivery platforms for oligonucleotide drugs through in house or through industrial and academic collaborations; explore and invent novel applications for the oligonucleotide constructs, to expand horizons of SAR (structure-activity relationship), delivery, other such applications, and; design, initiate, and execute studies, including those conducted at CROs, and interpret data and implications.
To be considered for this position, the well qualified candidate will have an advanced degree (PhD, MS) or equivalent in Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular and Cell Biology, Physiology, or related fields and seven or more years of experience discovering, working and developing oligonucleotide (antisense, RNAi) molecules and related technologies for therapeutic applications. Experience should include public presentation of scientific items. Additionally, this person should be able to demonstrate thier understanding of the large-size (oligonucleotide) drug delivery principles, including biodistribution and metabolism and oligonucleotide drug structure and synthesis.
Sirnaomics is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and offers a fast paced/dynamic environment, growth opportunity, competitive compensation and a full benefits program.
For consideration, please submit your resume to Talent@Sirnaomics.com and reference requisition number: 21-061. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.